Wine Spectator | Rating: 88Pure, ripe and juicy blackberry, currant and black licorice flavors are at the core of this vibrant effort, with evident tannins. Ends with a chewiness that adds texture and traction, imparting a creamy oak allure.--- 2005 California Cabernet blind retrospective (September 2015). Drink now through 2020. 28,840 cases made.Author: James Laube
Wine Advocate | Rating: 88The 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon Stags Leap, offering juicy blackcurrant fruitiness, striking elegance and purity, medium body, seems to be a classic example of the finesse and delicacy that can be achieved in the Stags Leap sector of Napa Valley. This wine has a dense, ruby/purple color, youthfulness at age ten, and freshness, all characteristics of a very stylish, elegant wine to drink over the next 10-15 years.Author: Robert Parker
California is the heartland of wine production in the US, and the state that brought prestige to American wine thanks to the pioneers who built early wineries like , , , and in the 1800s. Its large geographic area ensures a great diversity in growing sites, varieties grown, and quality levels. Generalizations about the state's wines have numerous exceptions; however, a few key facts generally hold true—ample sunshine, dry weather during the growing season, and moderate winters prevail. and continue to dominate the state's production—albeit in continually smaller percentages, as growers continue to diversify. More than 100 different varieties can be found throughout the state.
Collector Data For This Wine
- 17 bottles owned
- 17 collectors